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Rallying Your Support System: It takes a community to be healthy

Posted on September 16, 2012 by admin

Long-term change in how one cares for oneself can seem like a long and lonely road.  It doesn’t have to be! Having the support of people who care about you can make it much easier. Support comes in many forms and is unique to each person. What you may find supportive could be seen as

The rumor effect on science in media – False impressions of science through traditional media, social media, and pseudomedia

Posted on August 22, 2012 by admin

I typically have thought of writing this story when I see gross misrepresentations of the science reported in the media and further proliferated through social media and pseudomedia  (blogs). It reminds me of that game where you tell a secret and watch it grow as it is passed from person to person. Each adding their

Habit, addiction, and behavior change.

Posted on August 20, 2012 by admin

Changing hard-to-change behavior (habits) is among the greatest challenges we seem to face.  These days it seems we tend to call anything that is hard to change or does us harm an addiction. If you scan the popular press you might conclude that as a society we are ‘addicted’ to everything from love, to social

Metabolism vs. Behavior: You still have power over your body.

Posted on July 3, 2012 by admin

In the past when people talked about metabolism they were often talking about a science in its infancy in relation to obesity. In recent years we have begun to understand the complexity of this term more and more. We have found mechanism after mechanism that influences our weight. Reputable scientists, clinical experts, and media spend

NEW weight loss medicine approved

Posted on June 29, 2012 by admin

Modern pharmaceuticals for weight management are subjected to rigorous safety and efficacy testing prior to approval in the USA. They are then monitored ongoing for the same. They are to be used as an adjunct to health behavior change and can assist with and or improve positive outcomes. Herbal remedies on the other hand are